El Paseo Community Garden

El Paseo Community Garden fosters community and wellness for the Pilsen community of Chicago through stewardship, educational programming, and community gardening.
The garden is a 1-acre converted brownfield site that is led and maintained by volunteers. The garden serves as a public green space for the neighborhood, especially for neighbors in the adjacent senior living and affordable housing apartments. It includes a native prairie, permaculture food forest, an apiary, raised beds (including ADA accessible beds), and a small farm (ten 50 ft rows) of row crops.
El Paseo garden brings a diverse crowd of people together through their monthly community events, including: volunteer days, educational gardening workshops, neighborhood potlucks, annual harvest festival, weekly beekeeping workshop, and weekly yoga and meditation. Their goal is to Empower through Nature.
Visitors and residents of the neighborhood are encouraged to harvest from the edible food forest and the “free food beds” that border the public path through the garden. The majority of the private allotment beds in the garden are maintained by residents of the affordable senior living facility next door. 
Learn more at: https://elpaseogarden.org

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